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Black Desert News

Latest Headlines for Black Desert

  • Igromir Producer Interview Report

    Russia's premier gaming convention, Igromir 2015, has been going on for the past several days. During the event, GameNet producers spoke with and Dave Jones about Black Desert Online and the localization efforts among other topics. The following are some of the most interesting questions that were asked during those interviews and include work points, P2P/F2P launches, store items and more.

    Reported on Oct 03, 2015
  • UPDATED - RU Early Access on Oct 5 & 8, OBT on Oct 12th

    GameNet has announced that the open beta for Black Desert Online will begin on October 12th. The team will be on hand this weekend during Russia's Igromir games festival where players can interact with both BDO and the publishing team. GameNet will reveal more details soon.

    Reported on Sep 28, 2015
  • The Sun Sets on RU CBT - Road to Open Beta Begins

    Tuesday, September 15th marked the beginning of the second phase of the closed beta test for the Russian version of Black Desert Online. GameNet, publisher of BDO in Russia, took feedback from the first phase into consideration and made some significant changes to the game since then. Among the most notable are: pushing the level for PvP to 30 up from 20, nearly complete localization, a smoother leveling curve and more.

    Reported on Sep 21, 2015
  • Russian CBT2 & Korean Version To Be Updated With Male Ninja

    International versions of Black Desert Online are undergoing significant changes. GameNet will be kicking off the second closed beta event for the Russian version of BDO, beginning Tuesday, September 15th. Additionally, Daum has announced that a future expansion will include a male ninja character along with new weapon awakening system, maps and more.

    Reported on Sep 11, 2015
  • Final Stage of Russian Limited Beta to Begin September 15th

    GameNet has announced that the final stage of the Russian Black Desert limited closed beta test will begin on September 15th and run through September 21st. Several new and / or updated features will be included in the CBT, most notably five playable classes, PvP starting at level 30, guild warfare, new open world bosses and more.

    Reported on Aug 21, 2015
  • Russian Version Headed To Final CBT Soon has an interesting article about the different westernized versions of Black Desert that are undergoing localization. The Russian version of Black Desert is considered the closest to release and several interesting news were added to the site by Russian publisher, GameNet, including a gorgeous video showing off some of the features and latest Developer Diary entry.

    Reported on Aug 15, 2015
  • Amsterdam Office Opens - Release Info Soon?

    With Daum opening a new office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, it is perhaps a harbinger of good news for fans waiting for Black Desert Online and it's European and North American release. Additionally, the news virtually confirms that Daum will be the western publisher of BDO.

    Reported on Jul 30, 2015
  • Valencia Region to Arrive in Korean Version, Shown in Videos

    Daum Interactive has released a brand new fly through trailer to show off the continent of Valencia set to arrive in Black Desert soon. Valencia is a desert region that is so vast as to require two videos to adequately give players an idea what to expect.

    Reported on Jul 17, 2015
  • RU Version to Update Beta Client Prior to CBT2

    GameNet has posted a new developer blog to detail the changes coming to Russian version of Black Desert Online. The exact date for CBT2 is unknown, though the blog indicates that the final phase will be held in September.

    Reported on Jun 20, 2015
  • KR Version Launching July 14th with Megaserver & Expansion

    Thanks to user Kumapon, we know that the Korean version of Black Desert Online will officially launch on July 14th utilizing megaserver technology. In addition, launch will also see a first expansion called Valencia with open world bosses, new castles, dungeons and more for level 60+ players.

    Reported on Jun 10, 2015
  • Wizard & Witch Shine in New Gameplay Videos

    The Korean version of Black Desert Online has been recently updated with two new playable character classes, specializing in ranged combat and AoE damage: the Witch and the Wizard. To show off the gameplay capabilies of the Witch a new gameplay video was sent out featuring the Witch engaged in mounted combat. The Wizard gameplay video has been included as well. Check it out!

    Reported on Jun 05, 2015
  • Russian Closed Beta Report - Does GameNet Deliver?

    The 28th of May marked the beginning of the first phase of closed beta-testing for the Russian version of Black Desert. had the opportunity to participate in the CBT along with the other testers.

    Reported on Jun 01, 2015
  • New Witch and Wizard Trailer

    Friday, developer Pearl Abyss released a video detailing the two latest playable classes--the Witch and the Wizard.

    Reported on May 31, 2015
  • First Russian Closed Beta Event Coming This Month

    GameNet has announced that the first closed beta test for Black Desert Online in Russia will take place from May 28th to May 31st. Players can gain access to the CBT through a series of events, give aways and contests promoted by GameNet and will be the only players to try out some of the new content being specifically designed for the Russian community, most notably in PvP and leveling.

    Reported on May 14, 2015
  • Want to See What 100 v 100 Warfare Looks Like?

    The Eastern MMO connoisseur over at Steparu has just put up a nice look at Black Desert's largescale PVP. Revel in the sheer madness that is 100v100 warfare in the upcoming sandbox MMORPG.

    Reported on May 13, 2015
  • Could Russia's Monetization Model Work Here?

    One of the most interesting statements from is its willingness to provide players with both free-to-play and subscription servers. They are obviously committed to being flexible with these different server configurations that respond the concerns of a community that is generally weary of the in-game stores.

    Reported on May 05, 2015
  • Female Blader Gameplay

    One of Black Desert Online's playable classes is the female Blader. See her in action in this new video from Daum and Pearl Abyss.

    Reported on Apr 30, 2015
  • The Valkyrie Class Set to Hit Korean Servers This Week

    The Valkyrie, the female sword and shield fighter class, will be hitting live service this week in Black Desert Online in Korea. The Valkyrie is the counterpart to the male Warrior, though she has several unique skills of her own. Check out the game play trailer below to see the Valkyrie in action. Let us know what you think.

    Reported on Apr 13, 2015
  • Large Scale PvP Shown in New Trailer

    The Black Desert Online team made up of Daum & Pearl Abyss is ready to show off some of the game's PvP features. In the latest video to be released, large scale PvP is spotlighted. Check it out and let us know what you think.

    Reported on Jan 14, 2015
  • Korean Closed Beta Preview

    Pearl Abyss is a studio with something to prove. That's the feeling I get after spending a day beta testing the Korean version of Black Desert. The game has plenty of dull edges that need to be polished out, but the basic shape is already visible.

    Reported on Dec 22, 2014
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